Hunter Finds Remains; Now Police Investigate Murder

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Kentucky State Police are back on the scene after human remains were found along side the Martha Layne Collins Bluegrass Parkway in central Kentucky on Wednesday.

Police are now calling this a homicide investigation.

Troopers said the skeletal remains were found at mile marker 54 at about 11:24 a.m. by a hunter scouting for deer. The remains were at the bottom of a hillside just off the westbound lanes.

State forensic anthropologist Dr. Emily Craig recovered the bones and took then to Frankfort for an autopsy. Investigators tell 27NEWSFIRST they are a white female, who was between 5'5" and 5'8", in her late teens to early 20's.

They say the bones have likely been in the wooded area for a maximum of 36 months. The woman was also wearing dark colored pants.

Officials hope to identify the skeleton using dental records.

Investigators are now using metal detectors and other equipment to search the area. Police are now looking at missing persons reports in surrounding counties to see if anyone matches the description of the remains.

Investigators plan to meet on Monday at the Medical Examiner's Office in Frankfort. They say they hope to piece the evidence together to help figure out who the murder victim is.

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  • by steve Location: irvine on Oct 26, 2007 at 02:29 PM
    I dont see how anyone can just murder someone no morals or just dont care its a shame just to take someones life for no reason.
  • by c Location: fkt on Oct 26, 2007 at 05:02 AM
    I agree with you Barbara, I hope they found out who did this and kill him/her! I hope the family of this loved one can find some closure now.
  • by Barbara Location: Lawrenceburg,Ky on Oct 25, 2007 at 11:03 AM
    As a past resident of Mercer Co. I can only hope that the family of this young girl who has been looking for her all this time, can finally put her at peace.. And hope the the (edited) who done this, is caught and put to death


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